Templated growth of II-VI semiconductor optical fiber devices and steps towards infrared fiber lasers

Pier J.A. Sazio, Justin R. Sparks, Rongrui He, Mahesh Krishnamurthi, Thomas C. Fitzgibbons, Subhasis Chaudhuri, Neil F. Baril, Anna C. Peacock, Noel Healy, Venkatraman Gopalan, John V. Badding

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ZnSe and other zinc chalcogenide semiconductor materials can be doped with divalent transition metal ions to create a mid-IR laser gain medium with active function in the wavelength range 2 - 5 microns and potentially beyond using frequency conversion. As a step towards fiberized laser devices, we have manufactured ZnSe semiconductor fiber waveguides with low (less than 1dB/cm at 1550nm) optical losses, as well as more complex ternary alloys with ZnSxSe(1-x) stoichiometry to potentially allow for annular heterostructures with effective and low order mode corecladding waveguiding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSolid State Lasers XXIV
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology and Devices
EditorsW. Andrew Clarkson, Ramesh K. Shori
ISBN (Electronic)9781628414325
StatePublished - 2015
EventSolid State Lasers XXIV: Technology and Devices - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Feb 8 2015Feb 10 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherSolid State Lasers XXIV: Technology and Devices
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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